Pauvre de moi.
Can't argue with any of the QF results, all of the winners have deserved their wins. Disappointed in France but there were signs of our woes in the England draw, just couldn't finish teams off & it ended up costing us. Hoping that some of the younger players like Sahko & Varane can break into the team in the coming years & sure up the centre defence. Mexes & Rami are very average & it hurt us as the midfield had to do too much defensive work & it forced our fullbacks to be overly cautious, also, Nasri is a little bitch, but that was a given. Good to see Blanc laying down the law with the team, very confident that he is the right man to take France to Brazil.
I'm going to go with the favourites for the semis, Spain & Germany to get it. Spain have been excellent this tournament, no signs of the factors that had people tipping them to falter early, a scarily good team. I get your issues with the German team & it won't surprise me if they do get shredded by what is a very good Italy team, but I think that the likes of Lahm & Hummels can do enough (especially with an excellent GK in Neuer controlling it all) to give their attack a chance to win it.
Going to be some great games coming up, I do think that Spain will win it though.